Virginia Human Rights Acts; adds discrimination on the basis of disability. (HB1848)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria) with support from 42 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond), Del. Alex Askew (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge), Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax), Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas), Del. Josh Cole (D-Stafford), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Karrie Delaney (D-Centreville), Del. Wendy Gooditis (D-Clarke), Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City), Del. Cliff Hayes (D-Chesapeake), Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Sally Hudson (D-Charlottesville), Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg), Del. Clinton Jenkins (D-Suffolk), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Candi King (D-Woodbridge), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), Del. Martha Mugler (D-Hampton, Del. Mike Mullin (D-Newport News), Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun), Del. Danica Roem (D-Manassas Park), Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon), Del. Don Scott (D-Portsmouth), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News), Del. Suhas Subramanyam (D-Sterling), Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield), Del. Roslyn Tyler (D-Jarratt), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), Del. Rodney Willett (D-Henrico), Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Virginia Human Rights Act; discrimination on the basis of disability. Adds discrimination on the basis of disability as an unlawful discriminatory practice under the Virginia Human Rights Act. The bill also requires employers, defined in the bill, to make reasonable accommodation to the known physical and mental impairments of an otherwise qualified person with a disability, if necessary to assist such person in performing a particular job, unless the employer can demonstrate that the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the employer. The bill also prohibits employers from taking any adverse action against an employee who requests or uses a reasonable accommodation, from denying employment or promotion opportunities to an otherwise qualified applicant or employee because such employer will be required to make reasonable accommodation to the applicant or employee, or from requiring an employee to take leave if another reasonable accommodation can be provided to the known limitations related to the disability. Read the Bill »

Status

02/17/2021: Passed the General Assembly

History

DateAction
01/07/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101176D
01/07/2021Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/12/2021Assigned GL sub: Professions/Occupations and Administrative Process
01/14/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/14/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/19/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/19/2021Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2021Committee substitute printed 21102987D-H1
01/20/2021Read first time
01/21/2021Read second time
01/21/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21102987D-H1
01/21/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1848H1
01/22/2021Read third time and passed House (99-Y 0-N)
01/22/2021VOTE: Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
01/25/2021Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/04/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1848H1)
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2021Reported from General Laws and Technology (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2021Read third time
02/15/2021Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Enrolled
02/17/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1848ER)
02/17/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1848ER)
02/17/2021Signed by President
02/18/2021Signed by Speaker
02/19/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 19, 2021
02/19/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., February 26, 2021
02/25/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 12 (effective 7/1/21)
02/25/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0012)

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